Monday, October 11, 2010

Social media in business is subject of Keystone Speaker Series

Jason Kehrer, chief problem solver, at The Image Group, will discuss “Leveraging Social Media for Business” at the October Keystone Community Bank Breakfast Speaker Series on Friday, Oct. 29.

The event is free and open to the public and begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. followed by the presentation at 8 a.m. Parking is available at the Fetzer Center (Lot #72F). Reservations are required and can be made by calling (269) 387-6059.

Kehrer serves as the chief problem solver at The Image Group, a Holland-based creative communications agency. He works with a variety of clients in the business, nonprofit and education industries to tell their stories, and has spoken to a variety of groups on topics related to social media tools and tactics, brand-building and technology trends, including a monthly series for the Holland Chamber of Commerce.

Prior to joining The Image Group team, he developed local ministry and neighborhood development programs in West Michigan, and helped launch a new non-profit organization serving the Sub-Saharan continent of Africa. Kehrer has lived abroad in South Africa and Australia, and now serves on the boards of several startup companies and local nonprofits.

A native of Chicago, Kehrer graduated from Hope College in 2003 and now resides in Holland, Mich.

The Keystone Community Bank Breakfast Series is underwritten through the generosity of Keystone Community Bank. The series provides an opportunity for the local community to hear prominent business leaders, WMU faculty, alumni and friends of the Haworth College of Business discuss current business issues and corporate strategies as well as key information regarding the continuing progress of the college.